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John, Home Buyer in Englewood, FL

how is the surrounding area as far as crime and upkeep of homes?

Asked by John, Englewood, FL Sun Oct 18, 2009

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Jason Stevens’ answer
Englewood across the board has a low crime rate compared to many other areas of Florida. You did not specify what area of Englewood it is you are interested in. With some neighborhoods all of the home owners keep up their homes and in some neighborhoods not so much. It's really a site specific question. If you are interested in a particular home or homes I have a contact that can run a crime report on the immediate area to give you a sense of what issues if any are in any location. Far as the "upkeep" of homes that is a judgement call and the best way for you to make that call is to drive around the various neighborhoods. Curb appeal speaks for itself. Please let me know if you would like any help locating a home. Thanks and let me know if there is anything else I can do for you.

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Your best resource for crime statistics if the local police or sherrifs department. Englewood is split into two different counties, so you would have to go to either Charlotte County or Sarasota County to get the information.

Sarasota County Crime Mapping - http://www.crimemapping.com/map/fl/sarasotacounty
Charlotte County Crime Statistics - http://ccso.org/PublicInterest/crimestats.cfm
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jun 15, 2014
Anyone wanting to get the crime stats for a particular area is best to go to either the County sheriff or local police website where all the information should be easily accessed.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 10, 2014
Have you considered the following:

1) Police website
2) Zip code search
3) Media reports
4) Speak with merchants and residence of area
5) Upkeep of homes usually city has restrictions for property owners maintain residences if they don't fines are steep.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Oct 18, 2009
Hi John,

According to "Sperling's Best Places" (see link below), Englewood has a crime rating of 2 on a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being low crime and 10 being high crime). You can probably find other statistics by Googling "Crime rate Englewood, FL".

Home maintenance is mainly influenced by the heat and sun in Florida. You will find that you may have to replace a roof every 10-15 years instead of every 20 years as you would up North. You don't have to worry about freezing down here so you won't have problem with frozen pipes and you also don't have to winterize your swimming pool or boat. Most home down here are built of concrete block which greatly reduces the chance of termite problems. You will find that during the winter months you will probably still be mowing the lawn every 3-4 weeks and weekly in the summertime especially if it's an active rainy season. There are paints specifically designed for the Florida sun and heat so that you won't be frequently be painting the exterior of your house.

If I can be of any further assistance to you, please feel free to write or call.

--Jim Reske
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Oct 18, 2009
Hi John,

The best way to address the issue of crime and neighborhood safety is to defer questions to the local police or county sheriff's department. The have access to the most accurate and current information.

As far a home upkeep, more specific information would be necessary to support your interests. Generally speaking, Englewood is a very desirable location offering a nice quality of life to its residents and opportunities for home buyers to enjoy great savings at this time.

We would be happy to entertain an additional questions.

Best regards,
The Eckler Team

Michael Saunders & Company
billeckler@michaelsaunders.com
941-408-5363
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Oct 18, 2009
Hi, thank you for your inquiry.

The following link will give you a general feel for the Englewood and surrounding area. If you provide me with your mailing address, I will gladly mail you a Charlotte County Demographics booklet with crime stats and other helpful information.

Kind regards,

Michelle Futch
Coldwell Banker Sunstar
Englewood, FL
http://www.futchrealestate.com
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